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El Cartel Tequila Silver

El Cartel Tequila Silver is made with 100% Agave and suspended, edible gold flakes. This unique suspension matrix of gold combined with extraordinary Tequila is what exhibits the ultimate luxury spirit, El Cartel Tequila! Estate grown in the very highest regions of Jalisco, Mexico, El Cartel is crafted using only the finest hand selected hearts of 100% Weber Blue Agave that have matured for at least nine years. The pinas are slow cooked in brick ovens and then distilled in the age-old traditions.

Unlike other spirits containing gold flakes, El Cartel’s fine metals float instead of sinking to the bottom of the bottle and glass.

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican Reggaeton recording artist. Daddy Yankee is the brand ambassador of El Cartel Tequila.

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Previously, I wrote about the El Cartel Tequila Blanco. Well, they also make a product that has gold flakes floating in it. Yes...they stay floating unlike other brands that try the gimmick of floating bling. Here's the tasting notes on this one:

Price: $50-55/bottle

Aroma: Sweet cooked agave. Sweet and thick. Light grassy notes. Pretty muted overall.

Initial Taste: Sweet with light spice.

Body: A really thick body. Still mostly sweetness and light pepper.

Finish: A bit of alcohol on the finish and light pepper, but this tequila is pretty straight forward throughout. Maybe a hint of cinnamon, but that could be the gold flakes throwing me off.

There's very similar flavors, but the mouth feel is a bit different and this one seems to have a bit more sweetness. NOM 1416 is known for sweet tequilas and makes them in large quantities, so it's not that surprising that there might be a bit of a difference. I'm not big on the gold flakes, but I'm not exactly in the club crowd that this is most likely being marketed to. If you're just looking for flavor, get something else. If you're looking to be cool (which I know nothing about), this might take your hipness Q score up a notch or two.
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93
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist October 30, 2013
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Gold Flakes? Bling Bling!

Previously, I wrote about the El Cartel Tequila Blanco. Well, they also make a product that has gold flakes floating in it. Yes...they stay floating unlike other brands that try the gimmick of floating bling. Here's the tasting notes on this one:

Price: $50-55/bottle

Aroma: Sweet cooked agave. Sweet and thick. Light grassy notes. Pretty muted overall.

Initial Taste: Sweet with light spice.

Body: A really thick body. Still mostly sweetness and light pepper.

Finish: A bit of alcohol on the finish and light pepper, but this tequila is pretty straight forward throughout. Maybe a hint of cinnamon, but that could be the gold flakes throwing me off.

There's very similar flavors, but the mouth feel is a bit different and this one seems to have a bit more sweetness. NOM 1416 is known for sweet tequilas and makes them in large quantities, so it's not that surprising that there might be a bit of a difference. I'm not big on the gold flakes, but I'm not exactly in the club crowd that this is most likely being marketed to. If you're just looking for flavor, get something else. If you're looking to be cool (which I know nothing about), this might take your hipness Q score up a notch or two.

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I bought two bottles and had one for my daughters wedding. (There's still a bit left) The presentation with the gold flakes was a big hit, and the tequila is also very good. I also bought the bottle without the gold and can confirm that it is the same juice. Aroma is inviting with no alcohol fumes. initial taste is citrus, especialy lemon grass- then a nice linguring finish turning a bit sweet with a hint of licorice. Smooth as can be, very good stuff and I highly recommend it. I'm going to keep the other bottle unopened just to see if the gold flakes ever sink to the bottom. How do they do that?
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Price 
 
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Reviewed by punasurfer August 03, 2013
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Great silver

I bought two bottles and had one for my daughters wedding. (There's still a bit left) The presentation with the gold flakes was a big hit, and the tequila is also very good. I also bought the bottle without the gold and can confirm that it is the same juice. Aroma is inviting with no alcohol fumes. initial taste is citrus, especialy lemon grass- then a nice linguring finish turning a bit sweet with a hint of licorice. Smooth as can be, very good stuff and I highly recommend it. I'm going to keep the other bottle unopened just to see if the gold flakes ever sink to the bottom. How do they do that?

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